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Hello fellow shamans!


Like a lightning that strikes out of a blue sky (who really believed that Blizz would apply these changes), all the totems constrains are removed in Legion:


The use of totems is integral to the Shaman archetype, and we’re addressing some persistent issues with their mechanics. For a long time there have been significant constraints associated with totems, like the fact that they can only be dropped at the Shaman’s feet, or that they only have 5 health, or that no more than one of the same elemental type can be active at one time. While these constraints were intended to ensure that totems felt unique, they ultimately drove us to creating strange tools to allow the Shaman to bypass such constraints, such as Totemic Projection or Totemic Persistence. In Legion, we’re eliminating this awkwardness and simply removing the constraints.

Totems of the same nature type can now be summoned together, allowing you to have Healing Stream Totem and Healing Tide Totem up at the same time. Elementals are no longer tied to totems, but are guardians that follow and assist you. Totems’ maximum health will always equal a percentage of your maximum health. In addition, totems that need to be placed at a specific location will be directly placed using a targeting reticle. If you want to place Earthgrab Totem in the middle of a big pack of nasty orcs, you can do that without having to run into that nastiness or use a separate spell to throw the totem there.



- return of Elemental Overload as a Mastery

- removing the cooldown on Shocks

- Maelstrom (the new resource that replaces mana) would be build through Lightning Bolt, Lava Burst, and Chain Lightning, and spend it on abilities like Shocks and Earthquake



- Mastery: Enhanced Elements

Increases the chance for Stormfury and Windfury to trigger by 5% (with Mastery from typical gear), and increases all Fire and Nature damage done by 40% (with Mastery from typical gear).



- Revamp of Tidal Waves:

When you cast Chain Heal or Riptide, you gain the Tidal Waves effect, which reduces the cast time of your next Healing Wave by 40% or increases the critical effect chance of your next Healing Surge by 40%. Stacks up to 2 times (was - has 2 charges).


Not too much specifics yet, but thanks for the totems change...

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hhmm i am not a fan of classes with rage type resource, which is why i havent levelled a hunter or warr. Literally every class that has had a re-design now as rage renamed, and most have a static aoe that makes their single targets also aoe. Hardly makes the classes feel unique!


So which class, if any, will fulfil my preferred gcd play style now that enh has been changed?

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